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Women's Rights Groups

Resources include social justice groups at WVU and at the national level.

Association of Women and Science (AWIS), West Virginia

The largest multi-discipline organization for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) dedicated to achieving full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors.


WVU Center of Women's and Gender Studies

127 Hough Street
Morgantown, WV 26506

Offers a central location for discourse relative to the field of women’s & gender studies. It is dedicated to the mission of creating, evaluating, and disseminating knowledge based on feminist scholarship.


WVU Center for Black Culture and Research

590 Spruce Street
Morgantown, WV 25606

Provides support to African American students, support to the development of education surrounding African Americans, and serves as an intellectual resource for study.

Center for Black Culture and Research

WVU Council for Gender Equity

1085 Van Voorhis Rd., Suite 250
Morgantown, WV 26506

Promotes equality and empowers womxn in all areas of the University and local community by facilitating a dialogue on womxn’s issues and serving as a resource for womxn.

WVU Council for Gender Equity

WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

1085 Van Voorhis Rd. Suite 250.
Morgantown, WV 26506

Enforces civil rights, ADA, accessibility, and other inclusivity initiatives around campus to provide a welcoming campus for all ethnicities, genders, abilities, and races.

WVU Diversity

WVU Feminist Facebook Group

Aims to build a strong relationship between professors, faculty, and staff while providing a safe space and platform to speak about feminist issues.

WVU Feminists Facebook Group

Graduate Women Advocating Science (GWAS)

724-316-8458 or

A graduate level organization for women at West Virginia University who are pursuing an education in science fields. Students have the opportunity to practice professional development through workshops and seminars that aim to empower female graduate students in their careers.



304-293-9594 or
724 College Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26506

Offers a safe place for those who identify as LGBTQ to hang out, gather, form friendships and bonds, and advocate for their interests. Also, they provide resources to LGBTQ students regarding gender neutral bathrooms, counseling and support, LGBTQ safe housing, and more.


WVU Social Justice Affairs, Eberly College (Lupe Davidson)

Eberly college graduate student social justice research Fellows

Gandhi-King Lecture Series
Diversity Sprint
Borderless/Sin Frontera Book Series
Department Chair Reading group

Eberly College

WVU Women in Science and Health (WISH) Committee

304-293-1979 or 304-293-5266

Works to enhance the advancement of faculty women in Health Sciences and beyond through professional development programs; establish an effective network of women faculty; assess the current status of women faculty in terms of academic rank, years of service and salary plus incentives; and develop and implement a faculty mentoring program for women.


WVU Inclusive Campus

Committed to action to address concerns about racism and racial inequities on our campuses, including, but not limited to, the areas of Academics, Campus Environment, Community Partnerships and Programming, Leadership and Mentorship, and Safety.

Inclusive Campus


Links to Women's Organizations—Women in the Health and Science Fields

Health & Science Links

Alice Paul Institute

Furthers the legacy of Alice Paul and her life’s work for gender equality, and also takes a leadership role in bringing recognition to organizations and historic sites that honor women.

Alice Paul Institute

American Civil Liberty Union of WV (ACLU-WV)

A non-partisan, non-profit membership organization whose mission is to ensure the Bill of Rights and rights guaranteed by the Constitution are preserved for each new generation. The ACLU-WV accomplishes these goals through legislative advocacy, litigation, grassroots organizing, and public education.


American Association of University Women

Empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women) is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches and 500 college and university institution partners.

Community Coalition for Social Justice (CCSJ)


Brings together people from the Morgantown and nearby areas, including religious organizations, faculty and staff of area schools and the University, labor unions, and community advocacy organizations to promote social justice in our community.


500 Women Scientists

Serves society by making science open and accessible and transform society.

500 Women

Mountain State Justice


Provides aggressive legal advocacy on behalf of low-income West Virginians to ensure access to the civil justice system for the vindication and protection of their rights.

Mountain State Justice

National Organization for Women (NOW)


Advocates for human rights, equal pay, and more.


National Organization for Women (NOW) –
Morgantown, WV Chapter

Takes action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.

Morgantown NOW



Focused on women’s rights and provides advocacy through WV legislation for social justice, reproductive, gender-pay equality, and more issues surrounding females today.


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